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This week’s headlines: Renewable generation is forecast to continue to grow in 2020 despite the global shock to the energy system; National Grid ESO seeks emergency powers to disconnect embedded generation; and a number of major renewables projects in the UK have been given a delivery extension.
05 05 2020
News article - 5 May 2020
This week’s headlines: Urgent action is called for to help onshore wind play its part in achieving net zero; new figures fuel fears that growing energy demand could hit emissions reduction progress; a business lobby group has called on the next government to embark on a decade of climate action; and a tidal energy firm unveils plans for a crowdfunding drive.
12 11 2019
News article - 12 November 2019
This week's headlines: strike-prices for offshore wind projects fell by 30% in the latest Contracts for Difference auction round; global CO2 emissions rise at their fastest rate for seven years; and Government look to push back the smart meter rollout deadline to 2024.
24 09 2019
News article - 24 September 2019
After the bidding window for Contracts for Difference (CfD) was extended following a legal challenge, Head of Renewable Sales, Chris Smith has assessed the challenges facing onshore wind and whether the technology might yet be able to access the funding. Onshore wind has not been allowed to compete for CfDs for some time now – in fact you have to go back to the very first round of CfDs awarded in 2015 to find the last time that particular technology was allowed to bid for funding. The official...
22 08 2019
Blog - 22 August 2019
This week's headlines: the next Contracts for Difference (CfD) bidding window has been extended following a legal challenge; Government define the scope of the inquiry into the power cut which occurred earlier this month; and The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) outline how gas can help the UK transition to Net Zero.
20 08 2019
News article - 20 August 2019